Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | April 21, 2011 @ 6:37 am

Lingering Front Stalls Migration Beyond Florida

This is the radar from 5:00pm last night to 6:00am this morning.

Frames are every 1/2 hour. Click on the thumbnail to view the full-sized animation.
Base Reflectivity image from Key West, FL Base Velocity image from Key West, FL Base Reflectivity image from Miami, FL Base Velocity image from Miami, FL Composite base reflectivity for the Southeastern USA

The lingering front north of Florida shut down migration from Texas to South Carolina. Heavy precipitation was the main cause for the stall in nocturnal migration last night. Some localized concentration of birds is possible in areas that got drenched after midnight and would be worth a check this morning.

Florida had its share of migration with most of the activity flying NW over the state before pouring out into Georgia and South Carolina. In Florida not much is expected as most birds were able to make it out of the state. Your best chance of seeing new birds would be at true-and-tried migrant traps.

Farther down the state Key West radar had a moderate influx of birds overhead which continued north of the islands. Miami radar did not see much but the easterlies did send over some Caribbean goodies. This is a great time to look for Caribbean vagrants! Again best locations to bird down here would be spring migrant traps that you have been lucky at. Let us know what you see out there today, it will be interesting to read about what showed up or how slow it is due to the easterlies.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel


  1. Barnes this morning:

    1 Parula
    1 BTB
    2 Cape May



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